Wednesday, 13 January 2016

With a Flourish


It is a lovely day today, but it comes with the warning of snow to come but then it is January and it has been very mild so far this winter.   In the garden the snowdrops are coming on love these early flowers,

I have been in the craft room quite a bit this week, settling into retirement is proving to be very easy who said I wouldn't find enough to do?  

This card has taken a couple of days to design there are lots of flourish stamps to choose from, perhaps that should be there are lots of stamps to choose from.   These flourishes are among my favourites.   The large flourish stamped and then heat embossed with Wow powders, Brass.  The smaller flourish stamped in gold, getting an angle without shadow reduced the shine in this picture.   Finally the little dragonfly stamped in silver.

I'm sharing this with
Less is More - one layer Flourish
Just us Girls - Use something metal or metallic both the inks and the ep are metallic.
House of Cards - Embossing (&/or colour)

Right best go and make the most of this sunshine before the sun goes down.

15 comments:

  1. And it's less than 24 hours since you told me you were no good at CAS - this is CAStastic! Really beautiful, I love that big flourish and the placement of every element is spot on

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  2. What a pretty card! I LOVE the bold gold flourishes with a touch of silver! Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  3. lovely embossing--simple yet effective and pretty!

    Thanks for sharing at HOC!
    toni

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  4. Stunning embossing Zoe. Pleased you are enjoying retirement

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Gorgeous card Zoe, and I'm gad yo are settling comfortably into retirement - Debi x

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  6. great way to combine all those challenges, super cas card, well done!

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  7. I love your combination of beautiful metallic embossing powders. Those flourishes are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  8. Beautiful CAS card.....very elegant! Love the metallic embossing. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  9. Such a gorgeous, elegant card, I like the addition of the dragonfly. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Donna HOC DT

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  10. So pretty with the gold embossing - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  11. This is fab, just love that gold embossing Zoe!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. Great card, loving the gold too ;) Viv xx

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  13. Super striking and elegant and love the embossed flourishes. thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  14. Super embossing and those flourishes look great Zoe!
    Thank you so much for your entry
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  15. Love the mix of metallic colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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